Missing suspects in WSU professor's beating surrender to police


PULLMAN, Wash. - A third suspect in the beating of Washington State University professor Dr. David Warner turned himself in to police Friday.

John "Matt" Cabanos-Soriano, 22, surrendered to police in Pullman at 2:20 a.m.

Cabanos-Soriano had arranged to turn himself in to Pullman police in Mukilteo Thursday night with another suspect, but the two never showed up.

Police had been searching for 22-year-old Robert Bean, of Mukilteo, but he turned himself in to Colfax authorities Friday morning as well.

Police said the suspects were seen on surveillance camera with a group of people March 30 when a fight broke out with another group.

Warner stepped in but was punched and knocked to the ground.

Documents said Warner suffered a head injury that was so serious that surgeons had to remove a 4x6-inch part of his skull to relieve the pressure on his brain.

Two other suspects, 22-year-old Joshua Nantz, of Mukilteo, and 21-year-old Madeline Fouts, of Snohomish, were released after court appearances Thursday in Colfax.

Friends and family defended Nantz and Fouts on Friday.

Nantz's mother, Janis Nantz, spoke to KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reporter Lee Stoll at Nantz's Mukilteo home.

She wouldn't talk about the case, but she did defend her son.

"He's a great kid," she said. "He's a great kid and we're looking forward to the truth coming out."

Tim Fergin, who has lived next to Fouts and her family for 15 years said the Snohomish High School graduate was a popular volleyball player.

"She was a good girl, always good in school," Fergin said. "We haven't gotten the whole story yet, what her involvement is."

Gayann Wescott lives in the same Mukilteo neighborhood as the three men.

"It's a tight community, it's quiet," she said. "I'm very surprised to hear something like that would happen."

Warner was upgraded from critical to serious condition Friday. Reports said he was awake and talking.